Many gamers were understandably disappointed when Bungie announced there wouldn’t be a new raid included in Destiny‘s House of Wolves expansion. Fortunately, Bungie did provide players with two other extras instead: the Prison of Elders and Trials of Osiris. And while both are definitely enjoyable, Destiny players are still very excited for the next raid, coming with the Taken King expansion.
To date, Bungie has released very few details about the Taken King raid, which isn’t surprising, considering the expansion is still a couple months away. However, Bungie did provide a few teaser concept art images, along with a couple small facts about the upcoming raid.
The images and info were picked up by Twitter user @MoreConsole yesterday, and show off a dark, cruel location worthy of a Destiny raid. According to @MoreConsole, the new raid will be housed in Dreadnaught, the fortress of the raid’s boss, Oryx. And from the looks of it, it seems Oryx prefers grand, ornate living quarters.
We also learn from the tweets that the Taken King raid against Oryx will be the biggest raid yet in Destiny, which is pretty impressive considering the size of Vault of Glass and The Dark Below raids. Besides being large, the Dreadnaught is also labeled a labyrinth, which means the raid may potentially have false hallways and dead ends that could end a fireteam’s raiding efforts earlier than expected, causing them to have to start over from the beginning.
This, of course, is all speculation, considering Bungie has been so tight-lipped about Taken King raid details. And it’s important to remember that the above images are just concept art and may not reflect exactly how the new raid will look and feel.
Still, it makes sense that Bungie would want to provide a massive, challenging raid for the one year anniversary of Destiny‘s release. Plus, with the expected influx of players in Destiny, the new raid needs to be a spectacular experience for gamers who will undoubtedly power through The Vault of Glass and The Dark Below in an effort to attempt this third raid.
With Gamescom coming in early August, it’s likely Bungie will wait until then to release many more details for the Taken King raid, but we’ll keep an eye out for any more information the developer releases.
What do you think about the screenshots for the upcoming Taken King expansion raid? Will the new raid be everything Destiny players are hoping for? Share your thoughts in the comments.
Destiny – The Taken King expansion is set to release September 15, 2015 for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.